Graduate Leadership Institute

  • Vanderbilt University

    Cayla Ontko: 2024 March Student Spotlight

    Cayla Ontoko is a Ph.D. student in the Molecular Physiology and Biophysics program. She successfully defended her dissertation titled “The Roles of Arachidonic Acid- and Docosahexaenoic Acid-Derived Epoxides and Their Endocannabinoid Derivatives in Diabetes-Induced Retinal Vascular Inflammation” on Friday, March 8. The aim of her thesis project is… Read More

    Mar. 11, 2024

  • Vanderbilt University

    Teresa Torres: 2024 February Student Spotlight

    Teresa Torres, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Pathology Torres is a member of the Vanderbilt Institute of Infection, Immunology, and Inflammation Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee and is actively involved in the Nashville community. She volunteers with Best Buddies, an international organization that promotes… Read More

    Feb. 12, 2024

  • Vanderbilt University

    Migel Cuj: 2024 February Student Spotlight

    Migel Cuj, Ph.D. student in Anthropology Cuj was awarded third place in the 2024 Peter K. New Student Research Competition for his paper, Beyond Physical Metrics: a Cultural Approach of the Biomedical Categories of Child Growth Standard. He will receive this award at the 84th Annual Meeting… Read More

    Feb. 12, 2024

  • Vanderbilt University

    Uday Suresh: 2023 December Student Spotlight

    Uday Suresh, Ph.D. student in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, was selected as one of the eight student paper finalists for the upcoming AMIA 2023 Annual Symposium for his paper titled “Designing Support to Help Health Communication Professionals Convey Numbers Clearly to the Public – A Needs… Read More

    Dec. 7, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Graduate School Names Endowed Scholarship Recipients for Spring 2023 School Year

    The Graduate School provides students with endowed awards established by generous donors to recognize exceptional scholarship. There are eleven such awards available to students from various disciplines. These awards have different criteria, number of recipients, and award amounts. The Vanderbilt Graduate School has acknowledged exceptional research by Ph.D. candidates throughout… Read More

    Nov. 2, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    2023 April Student Spotlights

    The Graduate School would like to shine a spotlight on the following graduate students! Adoma Manful, MPH – a second-year Epidemiology Ph.D. student, was one of 12 participants selected for the 2023 Society for Epidemiologic Research’s Student Workshop for her proposal entitled “Disparities in Lung Cancer Screening”.     … Read More

    Apr. 6, 2023

  • 2023 March Student Spotlights

    2023 March Student Spotlights

    The Graduate School would like to shine the spotlight on the following students: Chris Tasich – has been selected as a finalist for the Presidential Management Fellows Program, which is a very competitive federal program with 8.5% of applicants selected. Chris also served as president and treasurer of GSC… Read More

    Mar. 14, 2023

  • 2023 February Student Spotlights

    2023 February Student Spotlights

    The Graduate School would like to shine a light on the following students: Jason Russell, Pharmacology – defended his dissertation on February 7th!       Tiffany Richardson, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics – will be defending her dissertation on February 21st!     Ivette Perez, Biochemistry –… Read More

    Feb. 8, 2023

  • 2023 January Student Spotlights

    2023 January Student Spotlights

    The Graduate School would like to celebrate the following students: Alyssa Nelson & Jeremy Espano – taught a class in nanoscience and nanotechnology to a group of 8th and 9th graders as part of the Saturday Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young (SAVY) program. SAVY serves gifted and high-achieving students in… Read More

    Jan. 13, 2023

  • Graduate Leadership Institute offers workshops, grant funding

    Graduate Leadership Institute offers workshops, grant funding

    The Russel G. Hamilton Graduate Leadership Institute aims to help students be intentional in your training at Vanderbilt. GLI provides students with the skills, tools, and self-awareness that will allow them to lead at all levels through programming that facilitates a greater understanding of personal leadership style and interactions with… Read More

    Aug. 24, 2022